A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/09/20 / 2020-09-19 05:02:48 / September 19, 2020 @ 5:02 am. Event id: us6000c0hl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c0hl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 168.0078° East, -17.0305° South, depth 10.99 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:02:48 / 5:02 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10.99 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 84 km NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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